#27 note that configs are merged with multiple sources of input

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nobody
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2003-06-05
2003-06-05
Benjamin Reed
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In trying to set up some post-install for our
systemimager setup, I happened upon the USEREXIT bits
of systemconfigurator. I added an
/etc/systemconfig/systemconfig.conf to the golden
client, but upon pulling an image, I noted that the
systemconfigurator bits in the .master script
referenced --stdin, and didn't have my changes. I
assumed this was a bug, but after asking on IRC was
told that the configuration systemconfigurator uses is
a superset of the configurations that are read in, so
it would actually read *both* stdin and the
systemconfig.conf.

The documentation should indicate that if
systemconfigurator is run with --stdin, that data is
combined with (but overrides) the configuration in
/etc/systemconfig/systemconfig.conf (or optionally the
config file specified by --cfgfile).

Keep up the great work, I can only imagine how much
time systemimager and friends has saved us here. :)

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